The honor of speaking at a TEDx event is one that tops many people’s bucket lists.

Giving a TED Talk can be life-changing — connecting with a large local and global audience and sharing the issues you care about. Many of our talks have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

We take the quality of TEDxPortsmouth talks seriously. And we give you the support you need to deliver the best talk possible.

TEDxPortsmouth has a reputation for producing excellent talks. In fact, it’s become core to our brand. Many of our talks have been selected for, which is a huge honor.

  • Who we want to hear from: Speakers with new, big ideas and local connections. Those who will appreciate the support and guidance from our team. Speakers who work hard, meet deadlines, and have a deep desire to do what it takes to deliver the talk of a lifetime.
  • Who isn’t a great fit: Speakers who give us the feeling that they are promoting a business or a book. Speakers without a strong, local connection. Those who are telling a Moth story or giving a PowerPoint presentation instead of a TED Talk. Speakers who won’t be open to the feedback and guidance from our team of professionals.

If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear from you!

Each year we have close to 100 applicants who apply to be selected. So, if you have a great, original idea, we want to hear it! Don’t let the fear that you’re not an excellent writer or polished speaker hold you back. Remember, if selected, you will have access to our team of professional writers and performance coaches on your side.

We’re excited that you’d like to be considered for TEDxPortsmouth 2022!

Our theme is “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Your talk does not have to directly connect to this theme, but if it does, all the better.

To help us decide if your TEDx Talk idea is a potential fit for our 2022 lineup, please fill out our application form below.

IMPORTANT: If you are unfamiliar with the TED format, we encourage you to hit pause and learn more at

In our effort to keep our event “home grown” we are only reviewing speakers who are local to the Seacoast area or have a talk that is UNIQUE to our Seacoast community (e.g. the impact of climate change for NH lobstering). If that’s not you, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a great talk! We encourage you to find a TEDx event in your area area and wish you the very best of luck!

Your TEDx Talk

Our theme this year is “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Your talk does not have to directly connect to this theme, but if it does, all the better.

  • (e.g., in a talk about sleep, this might be, “Did you know 80% of children’s dreams are about animals?”).
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